Topic: HMAS Perth (F157)
A ship is a small community, not unlike a small country town, and like any small community it needs its medical care. But when that small community is also a modern warship, the medical services required go way beyond those normally available from a local GP clinic.
For four members of the Nowra-based 816 Squadron, deploying to sea as part of the flight embarked in the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth will forever be a career highlight.
When a Seahawk helicopter and its team of aircrew and maintainers from 816 Squadron joined the upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth for training at sea, it was a perfect marriage of traditions, mascots and mottos.
The upgraded Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth is ready for action after recently completing a successful Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) that tested the crew’s competence across all aspects of ship operations.
HMAS Perth is a little way from her home port of Fleet Base West as she works hard in the East Australian Exercise Area, near Jervis Bay to prepare for a Unit Readiness Evaluation where she will be tested on Warfare, Seamanship, Emergency Procedures and much more in preparation for a busy six months of exercises.